Smoothboi Ezra PLEC PICKS 2020 - GoldenPlec
DIY self-released bedroom performances have become the well-trodden path to musical acclaim for a new generation of artists who are whip smart, self-assured, and savvy in the art of self-promotion. Smoothboi Ezra is the moniker of the self-taught indie pop marvel who was plucked from relative obscurity earlier this year by Aiken Promotions.
What followed for Ezra was an opportunity to support both Orville Peck & Gypsies On The Autobahn, a resplendent set at The Ruby Sessions and a headline set in Whelan’s in December. Ezra is among this stable of talent, led by the likes of Billie Eilish and Clairo, who have grown up online and refuse to be moulded by the suits who have formerly ruled the record-label world. Now, it’s the teenagers who have wrestled back control when it comes to their self-image.